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Blood pressure rise

Got my PM 3 weeks ago. Felt great that day, then shortly after laying down for sleep I started having chest and neck pain. BP has shot up to 186/125. Went to hospital and they found no issues. Follow up with heart doctor, EKG, sonogram, PM checked and all looks fine. Since then blood pressure has been high. A few nights ago 192/86. Dr has increased my BP med and added another. Also started a steroid pack for possible inflammation. BP is still running 130-150's. Anyone experienced similar...

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His Pacing

Interesting. My EP was going to try  HIS pacing on me but said it would not work because i have both LBBB and RBBB. Never knew RBBB would be a problem 

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Three weeks post surgery

Hello, well I wish I could report having this pacemaker has been a great and new lease on life but it hasn't so I am going to vent a bit haha. 

37yr old male / Irregular heart beat / Very slow

Active lifestyle Free Weight training / Brazillain Jiu Jitsu 

I have had an issue with my heart since I was 14.  Over time it went from a non-issue to the past 24 months becoming more problematic with me being tired all the time and really having a har...

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Prostate cancer and pacemaker

Just been diagnosed with prostate cancer.  My pacemaker seems to be complicating treatment.  Surgeon says I'm a good candidate for radiation, radiation oncologist says I'm a good candidate for surgery.  Has anyone gone thru this?

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Cooking

Every time I cook on my electric range I get palpitations and get weak, are my days cooking with electric over😢.   I have had my little friend for 5 weeks

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Infection again after inserting the PAcemaker twice

hello all

am hoping for some advice , thanks a lot of reading - 

my mom is 63 and had irregular heart beat and fainted a couple of times before we diagnosed that she needed a PM ; two years back 

The surgery was successful but she kept feeling uncomfortable and after a year she had the area to protrude and was immediately taken into another surgery where the PM was put under the muscle this time ; as she has very very delicate skin 

now after a...

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Pain in pacemaker area since implant in October 2016

After 3 years of suffering pain and discomfort in pacemaker area which is affecting my left arm with numbness and tingling, my new Cardiologist suggested that I undergo another "ambulatory surgery " where he will open, clean and  reubicate the pacemaker behind the muscle.  He does guarantee that the pain will go 100%, but the possibility is same pain, less pain or no pain. I'm undecided cause I think that the implant caused a nerve damage or pinched. 

Has an...

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Sports

I got my surgery when I was 14 years old (currently 19) and I used to play a lot of sports and be super active, but since I got my pacemaker I feel really bad when I run or try to do any type of cardio. I talked to my doctor and he didn't really pay attention to it. When I try doing cardio my body feels really weak and my heart starts pumping really really fast. Does this happened to anyone else? If it did, how did you fix it? I hate not being able to do any type of cardio.

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Sacred

There was post about getting HF and third lead.. 

I'm getting dual chamber pacemaker for complete Heart block...I'm sacred that thos will increase risk of HF..and need of third lead.. 

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Pace maker syndrome

Just wondering if anybody knows what the chances are of developing pace maker syndrome. My dual chamber St Jude PM has been in 3 1/2 years. Everything is fine says the EP. At 73 years old my ejection fraction is 50 to 54%  according to the echo. I asked about installing a lead to the left ventricle to prevent pacemaker syndrome. Cardiologist says " don't poke a skunk". What percent of users of a dual chamber PM develope this condition? I have read anywhere from 5% to 8...

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Pacemaker "Timed Impulses"

I had a pacemaker implamted in early July.  Since implantation I've experienced strong electrical impulses on average at least once daily.  These "events" last for approx three minutes each.  The wierd thing is that they each only happen at five minutes after the hour.  I don't detect any pacing "events" at other times.  There is no pattern of the specific hour only at :05 after the hour.  These events will be strong enough to wake me...

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Pace maker and benzodiazapines

I recently had a pace maker implanted and I take metoprol ,xanax and ambien, I haven't noticed any illeffects . I'm not taking the meds to get a buzz. At my age(63) been there done that. The medications help. I'm hoping my doctor continues to give me my meds. They and my new pace maker have given me a new lease on life.

 

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Occassional significant heart rate increase

for the past 3-4 months I have had 4-5 occasions when my heart rate has increased to the 120,s for 5 to 10 minutes. My  Dr. has recommended adjusting medications, but has provided no particular reason for the increase. I would like to know if this is a common occurrance and reasons if any. Thanks, S. Osborn

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PM implant

10/18/19

I hope all who is reading this is doing and feeling well. How common is perforation of the tricuspid valve occur during a PM implant? I'll be checking back in a day or so for any replies. Thank you for your time.

 

 

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Cat bite

Hi everyone,

I need some help. First of all I was bit and scratched by my cat two nights ago.  I cleaned my foot/angle, put Neosporin & bandage. The next morning I couldn't walk and my foot/ankle was swollen. The puncture wounds are small and closed but clearly inflamed.. today just so happened to be my yearly visit with my cardiologist. My husband had to go into work late because I couldn't drive let alone walk. My cardiologist was so concerned...

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reply to comments

Thanks to all for your comments Re: 10th Sept. 2019 Post. I should make it clear I was a manual worker and have no medical knowledge.

 

ROBO Pop.  You have Guessed it with one exception.  I do now have a replacement pacemaker plus extra lead produced by Boston Scientific, the two original leads were left in during the four- and half-hour operation change.  I have to make it very clear that at no time has a pacemaker made by Boston Scientific ever ele...

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pacemaker electrocutions

My dual lead pacemaker, i believe imported into the UK was first programed to activate  and deal with high or low heart beats. The pacemaker and leads moved back and forth in a long pocket  with every movement of my arms and shoulders which i thought was obviously intended.  I believe a lead was put through a vein straddling a valve and pulled tight.

After the node ablation i was soon being awakened at night. always on my side with symtoms of Tacy...

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AV NODE ABLATION + PVI AND HAVE GONE BACK TO AF

As I posted before I now have returned from seeing my EP who confirmed that I am in irregular heartbeat.  He said that although I have had extensive work done on his two previous procedures he has one more he can offer me, but no more after this one.  He said it would be an extensive procedure done under a general aneasthetic and would take between 3-5hrs. He wants me to see if I can tolerate Solotol at a low dose to control these irregular beats as he told me quite straight that no...

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Pacemaker pain

I have had my pacemaker for 3 weeks. When I uae my left arm across my body it hurts. Is this normal. Also my left arm aches all the way down. Is this normal ?

 

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lump

i got a pacemaker about 4 months ago, and i got a soft  lump near the shoulder and close to neck, my surgeon says he has never seen that before, just wondered has anyone had similiar .

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